Justin Bonomo Makes History After 2020 SHR Bowl Online Victory
Justin Bonomo is now the winner of the first-ever Super High Roller Bowl Online, claiming his third SHRB title in just over two years.
The American poker pro outclassed a field of 50 entries, and defeated Australia’s Michael Addamo heads-up to win $1,775,000 in first-place prize.
Bonomo is the first player to win three SHRB titles. Addamo, a two-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, settled for second place for $1,187,500.
The $102,000 buy-in SHRB Main Event was the marquee event of the SHRB Online Series which took place at partypoker in partnership with Poker Central, on May 23 – June 2. The traditional live high-roller festival was moved online as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Final Table Recap
The final day saw a total of 13 players initially competing for a spot at the final table, with the number narrowed to just nine two hours into play. Ali Imsirovic started as the chip leader, but he eventually busted in ninth place, failing to make the money. Orpen Kisacikoglu became the bubble guy when he finished eighth, after his ace-king was defeated by Addamo’s kings.
The first player to collect a payout was Sam Greenwood who went all in with 7s7d against the ace-king of Dan Shak who later picked up a king on the flop to send the Canadian out of the game in seventh place for $212,500. The next player to exit was Switzerland’s Linus Loeliger, who got all of his remaining chips in with ace-queen against the ace-jack of Pauli Ayras. The jack-high flop favored Ayras, and Loeliger failed to improve on the turn or river, busting in sixth place for $250,000.
Shak was dominating the chips when he eliminated Greenwood, but his dominance was short-lived, as his stack eventually dwindled, with an all-in battle against Justin Bonomo ultimately ending his bid in fifth place for $325,000.
At one point, Ayras snatched the chip lead, but Addamo overtook that position after scoring a double. Following Shak’s elimination, it was Bonomo’s turn at the top, with Ayras eventually busting in fourth place after losing a flip with ace-king against Addamo’s fours. The Australian continued his knockout streak, eliminating David Peters in third place. Ayra and Peters earned $487,500 and $762,500 respectively for their efforts.
The thrilling heads-up play began with Addamo holding the chip advantage, but the chip counts flipped when Bonomo won an early double. Addamo’s display of resilience and determination was excellent, but when the dust settled it was Bonomo who emerged victorious.
The Virginia native made headlines in 2018 when he won back to back SHRB titles and took down the Big One for One Drop for $10 million, taking him to the top of the All-Time Money List.